[PATCH] powerpc/xive: Enforce load-after-store ordering when StoreEOI is active

Michael Ellerman patch-notifications at ellerman.id.au
Fri May 29 14:30:07 AEST 2020

On Thu, 2020-02-20 at 08:15:06 UTC, =?UTF-8?q?C=C3=A9dric=20Le=20Goater?= wrote:
> When an interrupt has been handled, the OS notifies the interrupt
> controller with a EOI sequence. On a POWER9 system using the XIVE
> interrupt controller, this can be done with a load or a store
> operation on the ESB interrupt management page of the interrupt. The
> StoreEOI operation has less latency and improves interrupt handling
> performance but it was deactivated during the POWER9 DD2.0 timeframe
> because of ordering issues. We use the LoadEOI today but we plan to
> reactivate StoreEOI in future architectures.
> There is usually no need to enforce ordering between ESB load and
> store operations as they should lead to the same result. E.g. a store
> trigger and a load EOI can be executed in any order. Assuming the
> interrupt state is PQ=10, a store trigger followed by a load EOI will
> return a Q bit. In the reverse order, it will create a new interrupt
> trigger from HW. In both cases, the handler processing interrupts is
> notified.
> In some cases, the XIVE_ESB_SET_PQ_10 load operation is used to
> disable temporarily the interrupt source (mask/unmask). When the
> source is reenabled, the OS can detect if interrupts were received
> while the source was disabled and reinject them. This process needs
> special care when StoreEOI is activated. The ESB load and store
> operations should be correctly ordered because a XIVE_ESB_STORE_EOI
> operation could leave the source enabled if it has not completed
> before the loads.
> For those cases, we enforce Load-after-Store ordering with a special
> load operation offset. To avoid performance impact, this ordering is
> only enforced when really needed, that is when interrupt sources are
> temporarily disabled with the XIVE_ESB_SET_PQ_10 load. It should not
> be needed for other loads.
> Signed-off-by: Cédric Le Goater <clg at kaod.org>

Applied to powerpc topic/ppc-kvm, thanks.



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